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1995 World Rally Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
Colin McRae
World Manufacturers' Champion:
Subaru
Previous: 1994 Next: 1996

The 1995 World Rally Championship was the 23rd season of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) World Rally Championship (WRC). The season consisted of 8 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Colin McRae in a Subaru Impreza 555, ahead of team-mate Carlos Sainz.[1] The manufacturers' title was won by Subaru.[2]

Toyota was caught using illegal turbo restrictors at the Rally Catalunya and were given a one-year ban by the FIA. FIA president Max Mosley called the illegal turbo restrictor "the most sophisticated device I've ever seen in 30 years of motor sports." Toyota and their drivers, Juha Kankkunen, Didier Auriol and Armin Schwarz, were also stripped of all points in the championships. Kankkunen had been in contention for the drivers' world title. Mosley stated that "there is no suggestion the drivers were aware of what was going on."[3]

CalendarEdit

Round Dates Race
1 22–26 January   Rallye Monte Carlo
2 10–12 February   Swedish Rally
3 8–10 March   Rallye de Portugal
4 3–5 May   Rallye de France
5 27–30 July   Rally New Zealand
6 15–18 September   Rally Australia
7 23–25 October   Rally Catalunya
8 19–22 November   RAC Rally

Teams and driversEdit

StandingsEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
POR
 
FRA
 
NZL
 
AUS
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Points
1   Colin McRae Ret Ret 3 5 1 2 2 1 90
2   Carlos Sainz 1 Ret 1 4 DNS Ret 1 2 85
DQ   Juha Kankkunen 3 4 2 10 3 3 Ret DNS 62
DQ   Didier Auriol Ret 5 5 1 2 Ret DSQ DNS 51
3   Kenneth Eriksson 1 5 1 Ret 48
4   François Delecour 2 Ret Ret 2 6 Ret 4 Ret 46
5   Tommi Mäkinen 4 2 8 Ret 4 Ret Ret 38
6   Bruno Thiry 5 6 6 Ret Ret 6 Ret 5 34
DQ   Armin Schwarz Ret 9 4 Ret 4 5 Ret DNS 30
7   Andrea Aghini 6 3 5 26
8   Piero Liatti 8 6 3 21
9   Richard Burns 7 Ret 3 16
DQ   Thomas Rådström 3 12
10   Alister McRae 4 10
11   Rui Madeira 12 9 18 10 Ret 11 7 7
12=   Gustavo Trelles 6 6
12=   Gwyndaf Evans 6 6
14=   Jean Ragnotti 7 11 4
14=   Stig Blomqvist 7 21 4
14=   Patrick Bernardini 7 4
14=   Peter 'Possum' Bourne 7 Ret 4
14=   Yoshio Fujimoto 27 7 DNS 4
14=   Oriol Gómez 7 4
20   Jorge Recalde 10 20 9 10 4
21=   Tomas Jansson 8 3
21=   Alex Fiorio 8 3
21=   Neil Allport 8 3
21=   Ed Ordynski 11 8 3
21=   Andrea Navarra 17 Ret Ret 17 8 Ret 3
21=   Jarmo Kytölehto 14 8 3
27=   Philippe Camandona 9 Ret 2
27=   Philippe Bugalski Ret 9 2
27=   Neal Bates 9 2
27=   Josep Bassas 9 2
27=   Masao Kamioka 12 11 9 2
32=   Isolde Holderied 10 11 19 Ret 19 Ret 14 1
32=   Kenneth Bäcklund 10 1
32=   Yvan Postel 14 Ret 10 1
32=   Alain Oreille 10 1
Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
POR
 
FRA
 
NZL
 
AUS
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Points

Manufacturers' championshipEdit

Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
 
SWE
 
POR
 
FRA
 
NZL
 
AUS
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Points
1   555 Subaru World Rally Team 4 Ret Ret 3 5 1 2 2 1 350
5 1 Ret 1 4 Ret 1 2
6 8 Ret 7 6 7 Ret 3 3
2   Team Mitsubishi Ralliart 10 1 11 19 5 1 Ret 307
11 4 2 10 8 Ret 4 Ret Ret
12 6 9 3 11 8 5 7
14 11
EX   Toyota Castrol Team 1 Ret 5 5 1 2 Ret EX 260
2 3 4 2 10 3 3 Ret
3 Ret 4 Ret 4 5 Ret
14 3 Ret
3   R.A.S. Ford 7 2 Ret Ret 2 6 Ret 4 Ret 223
8 5 6 6 Ret Ret 6 Ret 5
9 7 8 7 8 Ret
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
 
SWE
 
POR
 
FRA
 
NZL
 
AUS
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

EventsEdit

Rally name Dates run Podium drivers (finishing time) Podium cars
  Rallye Monte Carlo 22 January–26 January
  1.   Carlos Sainz (6h:32m:31s)
  2.   François Delecour (6h:34m:56s)
  3.   Juha Kankkunen (6h:36m:28s)
  1. Subaru Impreza 555
  2. Ford Escort RS Cosworth
  3. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  Swedish Rally 10 February–12 February
  1.   Kenneth Eriksson (4h:51m:27s)
  2.   Tommi Mäkinen (4h:51m:39s)
  3.   Thomas Rådström (4h:52m:34s)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution II
  2. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution II
  3. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  Rallye de Portugal 8 March–10 March
  1.   Carlos Sainz (5h:32m:37s)
  2.   Juha Kankkunen (5h:32m:49s)
  3.   Colin McRae (5h:35m:51s)
  1. Subaru Impreza 555
  2. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  3. Subaru Impreza 555
  Tour de Corse 3 May–5 May
  1.   Didier Auriol (5h:14m:49s)
  2.   François Delecour (5h:15m:04s)
  3.   Andrea Aghini (5h:15m:46s)
  1. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  2. Ford Escort RS Cosworth
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III
  Rally New Zealand 27 July–30 July
  1.   Colin McRae (5h:33m:06s)
  2.   Didier Auriol (5h:33m:50s)
  3.   Juha Kankkunen (5h:34m:15s)
  1. Subaru Impreza 555
  2. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  3. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  Rally Australia 15 September–18 September
  1.   Kenneth Eriksson (4h:53m:59s)
  2.   Colin McRae (4h:54m:18s)
  3.   Juha Kankkunen (4h:55m:54s)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III
  2. Subaru Impreza 555
  3. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  Rally Catalunya 23 October–25 October
  1.   Carlos Sainz (5h:05m:58s)
  2.   Colin McRae (5h:06m:49s)
  3.   Piero Liatti (5h:07m:56s)
  1. Subaru Impreza 555
  2. Subaru Impreza 555
  3. Subaru Impreza 555
  RAC Rally 19 November–22 November
  1.   Colin McRae (5h:09m:19s)
  2.   Carlos Sainz (5h:09m:55s)
  3.   Richard Burns (5h:15m:58s)
  1. Subaru Impreza 555
  2. Subaru Impreza 555
  3. Subaru Impreza 555

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1995 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers - Final classification". RallyBase. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2009.
  2. ^ "1995 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers - Final classification". RallyBase. Retrieved 8 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Toyota team pick up a one-year ban". The Independent. London. 4 November 1995. Retrieved 8 June 2009.

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